IC4663: the first unambiguous [WN] Wolf-Rayet central star of a planetary nebula

@article{Miszalski2012IC4663TF,
  title={IC4663: the first unambiguous [WN] Wolf-Rayet central star of a planetary nebula},
  author={Brent Miszalski and Paul A. Crowther and Orsola De Marco and J. Taal-Van Koppen and Anthony F. J. Moffat and Agn{\`e}s Acker and Todd Christopher Hillwig},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2012}
}
Several [WC]-type central stars of planetary nebulae (PNe) are known to mimic the spectroscopic appearance of massive carbon-rich or WC-type Wolf-Rayet stars. In stark contrast, no [WN]-type central stars have yet been identified as clear-cut analogues of the common nitrogen-rich or WN-type Wolf-Rayet stars. We have identified the [WN3] central star of IC4663 to be the first unambiguous example in PNe. The low luminosity nucleus and an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) halo surrounding the main… Expand
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